A tough middle distance overnight at the World Cup in Helsinki. With Lizzie Ingham not starting, Tim Robertson was the only NZL runner and with a few mistakes finished 15 minutes behind winner Gustav Bergman of Sweden who was a minute clear of the rest of the field. Tim’s comment, courtesy of Matt Ogden, who was spectating: “Physically tired, tougher terrain than expected, especially compared to the model. Still really nice terrain and at least I got to see Matt“. In the women’s race Tove Alexandersson destroyed the competition winning by over a minute and a half.
Men: Gustav Bergmann (SWE) 30:20, 2. Frederic Tranchand (FRA) 31:23, 3. Olav Lundanes (NOR) 31:51, 4. Magne Daehli (NOR) 31:56, 5. Marin Regborn (SWE) 32:10, 6. Daniel Hubmann (SWI) 32:25, 107. Tim Robertson (NZL) 45:40
Women: 1. Tove Alexandersson (SWE) 29:54, 2.Natalia Gemperle (RUS) 31:32, 3. Marika Teine (FIN) 31:53, 4. Karolin Ohlsson (SWE) 32:03, 5. Kamilla Olaussen (NOR) 32:29, 6. Venla Harju (FIN) 32:30
The World Cup continues tonight with a chasing start long distance based on the middle results. Lizzie again will not start and Tim is off at 8.42 pm Sunday 9 June 2019(NZST).